Washington has done most of its damage around the rim, either on the fastbreak or pounding it down low in the halfcourt. The Wizards have taken only three attempts from behind the arc, and are shooting better than 52 percent from the floor after one half.
Javale McGee, who had his best game of the season on Friday against the Heat, had another solid first half, hitting five of six attempts from the floor to lead the Wizards with 11 points. McGee is playing in front of a friendly crowd, having played at Country Day High School in Detroit.
Greg Monroe, the former Georgetown Hoya, is having a breakout season in Detroit and he leads the Pistons with 14 points. Washington will have to keep up transition pressure if they want to break a seven game losing streak at the Palace of Auburn Hills.